Running a GUI on 128mb Ram, 700mhz Intel Celeron "coppermine" Processor
Yeah the problem was that I had this junk computer that ran windoze ME and I was like hmm 30gb hdd isnt shabby...but 128mb ram sure is. I left this computer untouched for around 5-6 years now. I at one point tried mandrake 8.2 but since it was so slow with the gui I gave up. Also tried a gui install of alt version 6.06 ubuntu LTS but dapper was too slow.
I went on a journey to put this machine to use and I finally found somethings that work.
1) DSL - Damn Small Linux - Works but tacky and overrated. I dont like it. I like my start button :D
2) Puppy Linux - Good but crashed my other computer so I dont trust it. Also I'm trying to run a server here
3) Ubuntu 6.06 ALT LTS Text install, then apt-get xubuntu-desktop. BAM. I win.
Yes, what I did was take the 6.06 alternate disc, install "server", (text) and then I got xubuntu-desktop. I found XFCE to run SO FREAKING FAST on my computer that it boots up faster than all the windows XP computers I have here at home.
But everything still reads my computer as ubuntu, not xubuntu. I only got the XFCE and other stuff but like my installation was like half-assed or something, I had to install thunar by myself and after making a link "gksudo thunar" I could browse as root and it was awesome and one simple apt-get and I had a lamp set up like *snap* that.
SO yeah if you have an old computer you wish to turn into a server or a very decent desktop computer go ahead, do what I did. Its amazing I tell you.